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The school has many students enrolled simultaneously in two or more separate academic programs with the purpose of earning two or more distinct academic credentials. How would the school handle satisfactory academic progress (SAP) for students in this situation? For example, we have a student who is completing a MBA and a Ph.D. simultaneously. Think you know the answer? Read on to see if you got it right!
From a Title IV federal student aid perspective, it depends on each individual COVID-19 flexibility or waiver. Perhaps now, as a new school year starts, is a good time for the school to review the COVID-19 Title IV Flexibilities and Waivers as of Jan. 15, 2021 chart to ensure that it is still: Adhering to the conditions and end dates of each flexibility or waiver; Tying each of those flexibilities or waivers back to COVID-19's impact on the campus and students; and Generally able to document compliance with each of the flexibilities or waivers if asked by an auditor or program reviewer. View the full answer to this question to learn more.
Blue Icon Advisors, NASFAA Consulting, congratulates JoEllen Price on earning her Doctor of Education from Northeastern University. Her doctoral thesis, "Data Security in Higher Education: Protecting Confidential Financial Aid Data," aims to measure the "the relationship between financial aid administrator data security behavior, awareness of data security, and the risk of student data loss or breach." Dr. Price is the executive director of financial aid at Houston Community College and an independent consultant with Blue Icon Advisors. Please join us in congratulating her on this accomplishment!